December 30, 2015 8:56 pm

Man linked to California shooters indicted by grand jury

In this courtroom sketch, Enrique Marquez appears in federal court in Riverside, Calif., Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Authorities say a friend of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people has been indicted on charges that include conspiring in a pair of previous planned attacks and making false statements when he bought the guns later used in this month’s shootings.

The federal grand jury indictment announced Wednesday avoids the need for a hearing before a judge to determine whether 24-year-old Enrique Marquez should stand trial.

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The charges include conspiring with shooter Syed Farook to carry out attacks on a Southern California college and freeway in 2011 and 2012. They later abandoned their alleged plans.

Marquez is also charged with two counts for saying two assault rifles he later gave to Farook were only for himself or his immediate family.

Two other counts accuse him of immigration fraud for a sham marriage.

Marquez has not entered a plea.

WATCH: Enrique Marquez bought the guns that were used in the San Bernardino shootings that killed 14 

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